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Celebrate your dad in solidarity style this Father's Day by getting him a gift that sports the union label.

Thanks to the hard work of the Connecticut Fight for $15 coalition, more than 330,000 working people across the state will be getting a raise.

Anyone driving on Connecticut’s roads can see that our transportation system needs repair. A modern transportation system is vital to our state’s economic growth and prosperity.

Do you shop on Amazon? This holiday season, you can do your normal online shopping AND support the John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency at no cost to you!

When you purchase gifts through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the United Labor Agency (ULA). Save this link and support the organization that supports workers in need: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0987695.

A family may have to go without a turkey dinner at Thanksgiving this year – unless YOU help.
AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

One night at his UPS job, Tefere Gebre's co-worker handed him some union material. 

“He told me that I’d get health care and vacation and other benefits by filling it out. I said, ‘Are you serious?’ I thought, ‘Hmm. Everyone should have that.’”

Tefere, the executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, has been a proud union member for most of his life, valuing the freedom of people to come together in union.

Growing up in rural Kentucky, Augusta Thomas witnessed the extreme measures elected officials would take to prevent African-American men from voting.
Culinary worker Brittany Bronson talks not only about the benefits of joining her union, but also about the opportunities being part of a unionized workforce offer women, particularly women who have long careers in the workforce.

Anniversaries can be celebratory or somber. Today we celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and it is the kind of anniversary in which we hail the success of the act, while also acknowledging the deficiencies in our democracy that make the full act necessary.